We are the largest ham radio DX club in Arizona with over 130 members, many of whom are on the ARRL's DXCC Honor Roll.  We have several members who have traveled to distant places to put "rare" countries on the air.  We encourage any ham interested in DXing to join our club and learn about the many aspects of talking to hams around the globe who share this amazing hobby with us.  Founded in 1974, we are an ARRL-affiliated club.

Our next meeting is on Thursday, February 4th at the PERA Club.  Our speaker will be Brad, W0VFT/E51VFT, talking about his travels in 2015 to the Cook Islands and his operation from Rarotonga.  He had a chance to meet the locals and will share his adventures with us.


The meeting starts at 7:00 pm, but you are welcome to arrive early to socialize.  As always, we will have refreshments at the break before the presentation.

We had 68 members and guests at our Annual Awards Banquet on January 16th.  It was the club's first time back at the PERA Club for the banquet in 14 years and from all the feedback so far, it looks like we should stay there going forward.  The food was excellent and despite most folks keeping an eye on the Cardinals score on the TVs in the bar area, we enjoyed a wonderful evening together.


The featured presentation on Heard Island by Bob Schmieder, KK6EK was very special.  Bob grew up in Arizona and has been an Honorary Member of the club for 19 years since his last presentation to CADXA.  His talk was impressive both in terms of cutting edge DXpedition technology to be used  on the upcoming VK0EK expedition as well as the biology of this rapidly changing island that will be explored and documented by the team during their visit.



From My DX Summit

President's Message

Dues are Due!!!

January Banquet

Welcome to the Central Arizona DX Association

Announced DX Operations
by NG3K

CADXA Repeater
Join us on the K5VT repeater to announce and discuss DX. 

It is open to all DX enthusiasts. 
147.32 MHz
+600 KHz offset
No CTCSS/tone

Courtesy of The Daily DX™

Current Solar Data

From WA7BNM

CADXA

Central Arizona DX Association

K7UGA

Next Meeting

I want to thank Tom, NQ7R, for his leadership of CADXA the past two years and look forward to working with him on the Board this year as he continues in the role of Past President.  This is my third term as CADXA President.  It has been a while since my last term in 1993, and the club has grown significantly in those intervening years.  It is an exciting time to lead CADXA once again.


I have been a ham since 1962 when I got my first call of WN9EBT in Chicago.  Aside from some of my years in college, I have been active pretty consistently.  My DXCC certificate is dated January 30, 1969, #10,354.  I love DXing and contesting and have thoroughly enjoy the opportunities I have had to travel the world to be the DX in many interesting locations.  


My "platform" for this year is to do the following things:

  1. Continue to build our new club website to make it a resource that every club member finds useful and informative in pursuing DX on the air.  I can't do this alone and will be seeking input from both the Board and the membership.  All suggestions are welcome.
  2. Grow the club.  The are plenty of DXers in Arizona who should be CADXA members.  I want to send out invitations to hams active in DX contests and pile-ups.  If you know of anyone who should be invited, please send me their callsign.  I would like to see us grow from 130 to 150 members over the next 12 months.  It is do-able.  We will print info cards to distribute at HRO and hamfests.
  3. Discuss a strategy for the future -- how do we get younger hams interested in this aspect of the hobby or in ham radio generally?  It is time for us to meet the challenge all clubs face to preserve the hobby we love for future generations.


I am looking forward to an exciting year and it is an honor to lead CADXA once again.


73,

Lee, KY7M

If you have not already paid your dues for 2016, please either bring $25 to the February meeting or mail a check to Alton, W7ACX, at his QRZ.com address.